HP 3D printing materials

Joining the HP 3D Materials Certification Program enables material innovation partners to help expand 3D printing materials to address a broader set of applications—driving performance improvements and new possibilities for part properties that address specific industry needs—and making new applications possible.

HP is inviting partners to innovate in materials for specific customer/application needs for both broader market availability and exclusive customer needs. Material partners interested in engaging with HP are invited to:

  1. 1. Complete the Connect with us form.
  2. 2. Once the “Connect with us” form is submitted, the interested partner will receive a Questionnaire, internally known as the “Materials PQD,” that helps us better understand partner needs and expectations.
  3. 3. The materials team receives the Questionnaire, evaluates possible areas of collaboration, and always contacts the potential partner to clarify next steps.

The MDK enables companies interested in certifying their materials to quickly test 3D powder spreadability and compatibility with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers prior to submitting the materials to HP for testing. Market leaders like DSM and Dow Chemical are among the 50+ companies actively engaged with HP’s industry-first MDK.

The Vision System Accessory works in conjunction with the MDK and facilitates the testing of new materials under development. It allows material suppliers to easily assess and quantify new material properties by automating the test coupon analysis.

“HP is leading the evolution of 3D printing from prototyping to production and SIGMADESIGN understands how important each step of the manufacturing process is in this journey. Materials are at the center of successful manufacturing, and the combination of HP’s open platform and the ability to enable voxel-level control will help expedite the digital transformation of this multi-trillion dollar market.

Many companies, both large and small, do not have the internal capabilities to execute their 3D printing vision as quickly or as broadly as they’d like. We are proud to provide world-class foundational tools such as the MDK and in-depth design expertise for organizations ready to innovate using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology right now.”

Bill Huseby, president and CEO, SIGMADESIGN

This 3,500 square-foot facility offers 3D partners a range of equipment and in-house expertise to jumpstart and accelerate materials innovation and the development of new applications. This is critical to quickening the evolution and adoption of 3D printing technologies.

“We are convening the world’s leading materials companies and empowering them to disrupt and innovate.”

Dr. Tim Weber, Head of the Open Applications and Materials Lab



1.Based on using recommended packing densities, offers high reusability of surplus powder. Liters refers to the materials container size and not the actual materials volume. Materials are measured in kilograms.

2.Based on using recommended packing densities and compared to selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, offers excellent reusability without sacrificing mechanical performance. Tested according to ASTM D638 and MFI test using HDT at different loads with a 3D scanner for dimensional stability. Testing monitored using statistical process controls. Liters refers to the materials container size and not the actual materials volume. Materials are measured in kilograms.

3.Based on internal testing and public data, HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution average printing cost per part is half the cost of comparable fused deposition modeling (FDM) and selective laser sintering (SLS) printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD, when averaged together and not taken individually, in market as of April 2016. Cost analysis based on: standard solution configuration price, supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by the manufacturer. Cost criteria: printing 1-2 buckets per day/5 days per week over 1 year of 30-gram parts at 10% packing density using the powder reusability ratio recommended by the manufacturer.

4. Based on HP internal testing, June 2017, HP 3D600 Fusing and Detailing Agents and HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 powder meet USP Class I-VI and US FDA's guidance for Intact Skin Surface Devices. Tested according to USP Class I-VI including irritation, acute systemic toxicity, and implantation; cytotoxicity per ISO 10993-5, Biological evaluation of medical devices–part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity; and sensitization per ISO 10993-10, Biological evaluation of medical devices–Part 10: Tests for irritation and skin sensitization. It is the responsibility of the customer to determine that its use of the fusing and detailing agents and powder is safe and technically suitable to the intended applications and consistent with the relevant regulatory requirements (including FDA requirements) applicable to the customer’s final product. For more information, see hp.com/go/biocompatibilitycertificate/PA12PDF

5. The only terms and conditions governing the sale of HP 3D printer solutions are those set forth in a written sales agreement. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements for such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty or additional binding terms and conditions. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein and the information herein is subject to change without notice. The Certified for HP Jet Fusion 3D Materials have not been designed, manufactured or tested by HP for compliance with legal requirements and recipients are responsible for making their own determination as to the suitability of Vestosint 3D Z2773 for their purposes, including but not limited as regards direct or indirect food contact applications.

6. Test results realized under the ASTM D638, specimens type V.

7. The following technical information should be considered representative of averages or typical values and should not be used for specification purposes. These values refer to a balanced print mode with FW BD5.

8. The following technical information should be considered representative of averages or typical values and should not be used for specification purposes. These values refer to a balanced print mode with FW BD6.1.

9. The following technical information obtained (November 2017) may change and is representative of averages or typical values of the testing date and should not be used for specification purposes. These values refer to a balanced print mode with FW BD6.1.

10. Based on internal testing and simulation, HP Jet Fusion 3D average printing time is up to 10 times faster than average printing time of comparable fused deposition modeling (FDM) and selective laser sintering (SLS) printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April, 2016. Testing variables for the HP Jet Fusion 4210/4200/3200 Printing Solutions: Part quantity: 1 full build chamber of parts from HP Jet Fusion 3D at 20% of packing density versus same number of parts on above-mentioned competitive devices; Part size: 30 grams; Layer thickness: 0.08 mm/0.003 inches.

11. Based on internal testing and public data, HP Jet Fusion 3D average printing cost per part is half the average cost of comparable FDM & SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April, 2016. Cost analysis based on: standard solution configuration price, supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by manufacturer. Cost criteria: printing 1 build chamber per day/5 days per week over 1 year of 30-gram parts at 10% packing density using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material, and the powder reusability ratio recommended by manufacturer. Based on internal testing and public data, HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 Printing Solution average printing cost-per-part is 65% lower versus the average cost of comparable FDM and SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April, 2016 and is 50% lower versus the average cost of comparable SLS printer solutions for $300,000 USD to $450,000 USD. Cost analysis based on: standard solution configuration price, supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by manufacturer. Cost criteria: printing 1.4 full build chambers of parts per day/5 days per week over 1 year of 30-gram parts at 10% packing density on fast print mode using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material, and the powder reusability ratio recommended by manufacturer.


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